IS militants shells east of Mosul using chlorine gas rockets.
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) A security source in Nineveh Province, on Monday, revealed that the Islamic State group launched an attack, using chlorine gas, on east of Mosul, killing four civilians and injuring six others.
Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Abdel Aziz al-Numani said that three rockets were launched, at afternoon today, on al-Hadba area, east of Mosul, killing four civilians and wounding six others, including women and children, with burns and suffocation.
The initial reports revealed that the casualties suffered suffocation and burns caused by the toxic chlorine gas, Numani added.
He also pointed out that the engineering teams of the army’s 16th brigade are examining the remains of the rockets to determine the nature of the attack.
Numani also declared that the Islamic State is responsible for the terrorist attack, which was launched from Hawi al-Kanesa area, in western Mosul.